Brisbane’s Secret Museums

Ok, so they’re not so secret, but they’re lesser known, which almost makes them secret, right?

Discover, experience and celebrate the policing history of Queensland through the QPS Police Museum’s informative displays.

Queensland crimes, investigative techniques, medals, the history of police women and operational equipment are some of the relics you can explore and there’s even a real “who dunnit” so you can try your hand at solving a murder.

QPS Police Museum

Look behind the front lines of the Second World War, to discover the role Brisbane played from 1939 to 1945, a crucial period in Australia’s history. Visit the heritage-listed office of General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in the South West Pacific Area. The MacArthur Museum Brisbane shows all this and more through interactive exhibits, original artefacts and knowledgeable guides.

MacArthur Museum Brisbane

The Indian Motorcycle Museum of Australia is where two wheeled rev heads and lovers of the iconic American brand come to dream (and drool!).

Located in the north Brisbane suburb of Geebung, the museum is not only the treasured realisation of one man’s dream to showcase and share his personal collection of Indian motorcycles and memorabilia but it also provides a dedicated establishment to preserve the history of the famous Indian motorcycle marquee in Australia.

See motorcycles from the early 1900’s through to post-war models, from board racers and hill climb bikes to a rare USA Fire Department sidecar – fascinating motorcycles that helped shape everyday life for generations and have left their indelible mark in history.

Indian Motorcycle Museum of Australia